Help Your Family Shape Up!
Study after study has shown that most Americans are obese and out of shape, and their bad habits are being passed along to the next generation. An increasing number of kids are overweight, and if no intervention is made, the majority of them will remain overweight into adulthood. This is why it’s extremely important for the whole family to eat well and exercise together.
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Parents have more influence over their children than they are typically aware and if parents are also involved in regular physical activity and are good role models, then their child are more likely to be active as well. The opposite can also be true. If parents are inactive and have a poor diet and eating patterns, this gives the child little motivation to change his or her habits.
Family Exercise…Easier Than You Think
One of the most difficult steps in embracing a healthier lifestyle is making sure everyone in the family gets enough exercise. It’s important to start encouraging children when they are young to make physical activity a regular part of their day. Anything that gets the heart pumping can be beneficial and can be made into a fun activity.